Refugee status determination
Even with the unfair refugee status determination process on Manus Island, the percentage of decisions (initial and final) recognising these people as refugees was 71%, at 31 October 2017. These statistics are no longer being reported by the Department. Of those still on PNG as of 28 August 2019, 75% (271) were recognised refugees. Of those still in Nauru as of 28 August 2019, 75% were recognised refugees and a further 49 had not had their status determined.
The making of decisions took a long time to start, and increased very quickly in the first quarter of 2016. Since June 2017, there have been no new decisions.